Coleman A. Young, Endowed Chair, Urban Affairs

Wayne State University in Michigan

Date Posted July 7, 2014
Type Post-doc
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Wayne State University, a nationally recognized public, urban research university in Detroit, Michigan seeks a nationally prominent academic leader for the Coleman A. Young Endowed Chair in Urban Affairs. This endowed chair was established to promote the field of urban affairs and to represent the strong support for promoting high impact activities and research on issues critical to modern urban affairs and social justice.

The chair holder will occupy a highly visible and influential position at WSU, and collaborate with the Coleman A. Young Foundation to honor the legacy of the late Mayors work in the Detroit community. Mayor youngs early years of achievement were marked by his path-breaking work in the fields of labor and civil rights, and later by his work in the areas of urban politics and urban development. The successful candidate will enhance the relationship between the University, the city of Detroit, the CAY Foundation, and the diverse communities in the metropolitan Detroit area. Assignment to a particular school or department at Wayne State University will depend on the candidates qualifications and interests.

Wayne State, with over 26,000 students, is Michigans only urban research university, and is known internationally for its contributions in the sciences. Committed to educational opportunity, research, and community enrichment, Wayne State serves a critical role in Michigans higher education landscape, and in Southeastern Michigans economic development.

Ideal candidates will have the following professional qualifications and personal characteristics:

An earned doctorate or appropriate professional degree; a substantial record of published work based either on related research or reflections on practice; and/or career experience in related government, non-profit, or research entity focusing on urban government and policy, health policy, social issues, civil rights, or a related field; and a record of direct involvement in public service and academic achievement; and a track record in securing funded research or community-based projects; and a proven record of teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Application review will begin in June 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should apply online at:

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter with a personal statement reflecting their history of research and public service outreach, and curriculum vitae.

Please send nominations and applications, with a detailed letter of interest and a CV, to:

Rebecca Kennedy, Principal, and Beth Schaefer, Vice President
Brill Neumann Associates
Boston, MA 02116

Wayne State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer that complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Wayne State University is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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